Lokomotiv's line-up in the match against Atlético Paranaense wasn't too much different compared to the one against Dinamo Bucharest. The only surprise was Vitaliy Denisov, who returned from Asian Cup and got back his place on the left back.
In the first minutes, Vitaliy was really dangerous with Alan Kasaev. Denisov seemed very active and fresh in his first game for Lokomotiv in 2015. This was a pleasure news.
After 12 minutes, Kasaev received the ball and dribbled three Brazilian defenders in the area, but he wasn't balanced enough to finalize the action.
This action made 'Railroaders' confident and permitted them to press well the Brazilian, who could attack only with counterattacks.
Soon Atletico's keeper parried a terrible shot of Oumar Niasse: Weverton sent the ball on corner. Also Ilya Abaevwas reliable: at 39' he parried a shot of Dellatorre.
The first half was really under Lokomotiv's control, but two moments ruined the match. The first, Vedran Corluka was injured and was subbed off by Aleksander Sheshukov. The second, the game was too much emotive and twice there were a fight in the midfield. So a lot of yellow cards were given.
The second half started with some substitutions. Nemanja Pejcinovic, Jan Tigorev, Maicon and Roman Pavlyuchenko replaced Jan Durica, Manuel Fernandes, Aleksander Samedov and Oumar Niasse. The defense was really experimental with Pejčinović and Sheshukov.
Generally speaking, the second 45 minutes were similar to the first ones. The most dangerous chances were in favor of Loko, but 'Railroaders' weren't accurate. Pavlyuchenko missed a one-on-one against Atletico's keeper, while Mykhalyk hit the post. During the match,there was also a Brazilian torcida, who supported Atletico and spoke with their former keeper Guilherme.
The conclusion of the game against Dinamo Bucharest could happen again, but the Brazilian keeper parried an ahead of Pejčinović.
The final result was 0:0. Lokomotiv continues sharing the lead of the group in Marbella Cup with Atletico Paranaense. The winner will be decided in the third round in the match against Elfsborg, which will be played on Tuesday February 10. Kick off at 18:00 Moscow Time.